Explosion in Kurram Agency claims 8 lives

Explosion in Kurram Agency claims 8 lives

kurm At least eight persons have been killed and three others have been injured in an explosion took place in Khomta area of Kurram Agency on Tuesday.

According to the sources, a blast occurred when a car was moving towards Parachinar from Kurram but unfortunately collided with an improvised explosive device (IED) fixed along the road. As a result, four persons were killed on the spot while six others sustained serious injuries.

The injured were shifted to a hospital where four more succumbed to their injuries, increasing the toll to eight. The victims had recently shifted to their native area from an IDP camp in Kurram Agency.

The incident took place when a Datsun pick-up truck hit an improvised explosive device (IED) near Parachinar, the main town of Kurram tribal agency which lies along the Afghan border.

It was a roadside IED, four people died on the spot while three others died in the hospital,” Maqsood Hassan, a local government official told.
An intelligence official confirmed the incident.

The security forces cordoned of the area after incident and started search operation in the area.

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